A satisfying journey that leaves the reader hungry for more.
Review by Fate Staff
“The Poltergeist Phenomenon” by Michael Clarkson
New Page Books (NJ) 2011, softcover, 255 pages
The Poltergeist Phenomenon is not the usual fare: families terrorized by flying rocks, loud noises, crashing housewares, and other hallmarks of the poltergeist experience. Here you will find ley lines, zero point energy and epileptic teenagers at the center of these disturbances. Pulitzer Prize nominated author and Princeton alum Michael Clarkson, expertly deconstructs poltergeists and their origins. His time working on police investigations and being the author of several books on psychology prepared him for the in-depth analysis of this subject matter.
Clarkson presents the theory that psychokinesis, not spirits, is the cause of poltergeist disturbances. An unsettling new outlook on the adolescence experience of both parents and children is presented through stories from around the world. The author shows that the universal teenage drama of being assaulted by stress may be radically affecting certain children. While we can all relate to the hardships of awkward adolescences, most of didn’t release our pent up frustrations through psychokinesis (This is the release that destroys furniture and perplexes police investigators). But depending on proximity to ley lines and certain attributes of the pineal gland, it may be possible. The book is composed of rare interviews of one of the most noted poltergeist incidents ever as well police and eyewitness testimonies. The descriptions of the random violence of the poltergeist phenomenon are like no others in this world. The book is a satisfying journey that leaves the reader hungry with more questions.